A federal judge in amparo matters Mexico state denied the definitive suspension to the drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quinterowho filed the appeal to avoid being extradited to the USA.
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However, since there was a similar precedent, it was decided that he should be the 10th judge in criminal matters of the Mexico Citywho decides definitively whether or not the request proceeds.
In the resolution that was published this Friday, the Seventh District Judge in Amparo Matters and Federal Trials of the State of Mexico ordered that the file be turned over to the Tenth District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters in Mexico City, because this judge had already resolved a similar amparo in 2014.
On that occasion, as explained, the June 16, 2014Judge 10 in criminal matters of Mexico City issued as a sentence to deny amparo to drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero, because since then there had been an extradition request to the United States.
In April 2015, the First Collegiate Court reviewed this sentence and forwarded the file to the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, where on October 9, 2019, it decided to deny protection to Rafael Caro Quintero.
On this occasion and since there is a similar precedent, the amparo judge of the State of Mexico decided that it be the judge of Mexico City who decides whether or not the request of drug trafficker Rafael “N” not to be extradited to the United States proceeds. .
Last July, Caro Quintero was reapprehended in compliance with an arrest warrant for extradition to the United States.
The United States government wants to try him for the kidnapping and murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena Salazar, which occurred in February 1985.
Currently, the drug trafficker is in the maximum security federal prison, “El Altiplano”, in the State of Mexico.
With information from Mario Torres and N+